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Yep, I'm up for this :)

Hardware & Reviews / Re: Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:09:10 PM »
I put in a warrenty job early this year with Fanatec and my only communication with them was through email. Actually I think it was all through their website support ticket thingy. From what I remember they were pretty quick to response.

Thanks Wally, another great season.

I thought I had a good feel for the lambo and felt that I started well in the season but as we proceeded through, I found myself having to keep making changes to the car and wishing I had gone with something like the nissan instead.
What I really struggled with was finding a good compromise in setting up my gears. Too short and I could be hitting the limiter when in a draft, too long and I won't be getting up to speed as fast as I could.
Also, during the practice run before the season. I felt very comfortable in the lambo, really felt like I could drive more aggressively then many of the other cars and it was also fast. I never had doubts until about half way through the season and then started getting quite nervous about keeping the back end planted.

The last race of the season was still a lot of fun, in hindsight I probably should of put a bit more aero on but I thought I had plenty since my rear wing was at 7.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: TeamSpeak problems
« on: November 10, 2017, 04:12:14 PM »
+1 for discord

Tuesday night races are the only thing I have teamspeak installed for. All other communities I'm involved in have moved over to Discord.

That was an intense night. The GT field seemed to all get through the start without an issue.

I had RussG behind me at the start and we ended up battling for most of the race. There were moments when others like Joe and Killa were in range for me to try a risky overtake but thought better of it.  I wasn't really thinking about pit strategy but after having Russ sitting under a second behind me for most of the first stint and then him being able to overtake me. I started thinking of a strategy to get that position back.

I only fueled for half the race (a bit extra actually) I wanted to see RussG go into the pits before me so I could get back ahead of him as he would be on a slower lap with the cold tyres. RussG pitted on the lap which I was initially going to pit on, I looked at my ptracker and I had 1.2 laps of fuel left, so I pushed for another lap. Turns out that lap also had a couple GT3's just ahead of me take their stop when I did, Joe being one of them. We came out of the pits and it looked like about 5 cars were trying to take T1 all together, I was on the tail end of this, and the strategy worked. I was ahead of RussG by a couple seconds, but that disappeared quickly as the large grouping of cars slowed us all down a little bit and once again, I had RussG on my rear.

A couple crashed ahead allowed Russ and I to gain some positions and I was looking forward to getting a podium but with a couple laps to go. I wasn't paying attention to the road (watching an lmp1 car zoom passon the front straight) and completely missed T1. I had to turn and overshoot the corner to avoid killa ahead of me as I wasn't going to stop, which let RussG take an easy position and get a podium finish.

Nice racing guys, I was buggered by the end of that one. Nice pressure RussG, I was watching you most of the race and you did well to keep it together and patiently wait for the opportunities to arise, which in the end worked out well for you :D

This might blow your mind, but Grat and Gratulin are two different people.

On that - what is the sign I should be getting and where would it be in VR (I have to look around even for flags :P) to tell me im cutting?

There's a 0/3 Warning thingy that you can place where ever you want, there's also a red dot thing that appears if you've gone off track. If you enter back onto the track whilst that red dot is still showing then you'll get a warning. On the 4th warning you get the penalty then it starts again.

If you look through the PLP forum topic, wally has listed some updates implemented throughout the versions. One of the big things you need to understand about it, is that once you go offtrack, you won't get a warning straight away, you'll get it once you come back on a racing surface without slowing down. So make sure you slow down enough before entering back onto the track to avoid warning for little offtracks.

The problem with Silverstone, is that there's some corners where there's a bit of grass and then further offtrack is more tarmac that the app considers to be racing track. I got a couple warning tonight for missing a corner and not getting the chance to slow down because a split second later I'm back on a racing surface.

I also run with VR, and I have the warning thing sitting kinda of on the bonnet, so it's very clear when that red dot pops up I know I need to slow down before re-entering.

Hey, you have the same rig as me :)

The only thing I have different compared to that picture is that I've swapped the shifter and keyboard swivel thingy to the opposite sides

I'll go with the Lambo, thanks Wally

Apps / Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« on: October 11, 2017, 08:49:33 AM »
I do have an old tablet that I could use but since moving to VR, most of this stuff is pointless as I can't see it.

I still use an app on my tablet for iracing though, I set it up pre race and all it does it automatically calculates how much fuel to put in during a pitstop. So I don't need to look at that one, just have faith in that it's not going to get it wrong.

I'll join in, one ferrari for me plz Wally

GT3 please Wally

Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 19 thoughts
« on: September 25, 2017, 04:22:58 PM »
Is nurburgring going to be the nordschleife or just the GP track?

Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 19 thoughts
« on: September 20, 2017, 11:15:29 PM »
+1 for modern

It was a good night of racing for me, only a couple little bumps with others but nothing worth mentioning, just close racing all round.

Race 1: I placed well in qualifying so felt I had a good chance to get a good finishing position. The Phil/Bueller incident gave me 2nd place after T1 and from there on I just had to keep it on track, didn't get a chance to battle for the lead as DC made a good gap after that T1 incident and from there he just kept his pace up when needed to manage the gap. I had some good pressure from Matthew most of the race but in the end I was able to hold out and finish 2nd.

Race 2: Apparently my fastest lap, wasn't actually that fast. Probably because most laps I was being a bit protective to make sure I wasn't giving Matthew any chances to make a move. Still not a bad start, starting in 6th. Had some good racing with Jeremy at the start until I went a little wide and lost a position to him. Similar thing happened with Matthew, he got a good run on the last corner when i didn't and was able to take me down the front straight. A few laps later I was able to return the favor and do the same move back on Matthew. Then I found myself battling that Wally guy and what a battle it was! I got close a few times but was just getting beaten down the straights, I was trying to pressure Wally into making a critical mistake but it never came. Nice driving Wally! I really enjoyed that :D

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